Just like there are signs of changing seasons, as we ease into fall, there are signs of someone with mental illness. Mental health problems are rampant, it is obvious the mental health system is gravely broken. What can we do to help those with signs and symptoms of mental illness? Are their red flags with […]

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One would think that I celebrated a milestone birthday this year.  Late August, I was told to reserve a date for the girls to get together, no problem!  As the August date came closer, I asked could I bring anything to help us with the dinner that we were scheduled to enjoy., I was told […]

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  As I type, New York City Fashion Week is in full force showing Spring 2014 collections! NYFW is where colors, beauty trends and styles emerge featuring what’s “in” and what’s “out” for the coming season. That’s how it works, fashion is generally six months ahead of the retail schedule, retail meaning when you can […]

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The summer of 2013 unofficially came to end last Labor Day weekend. It was not that long ago I did a blog post on the beginning of summer. I can’t believe summer is over, you?  Without even looking at the calendar, the local annual attractions remind me that’s it’s September.  Locally one can celebrate an […]

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In 1796 the first vaccination breakthrough was developed for smallpox. Fast forward to 2013, currently the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommend vaccination against 16 preventable diseases for children, while there are many more available for adults and world travelers to obtain.  Ongoing worldwide research is investigating vaccines for diseases such as HIV, malaria, cholera, typhoid, […]

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What a difference a year makes! August 2012, I embarked on my first of many European vacations.  I traveled to Paris, France with my daughter and her BFFs. So nice of them to include me, huh? We all mapped out our spaces and places we just had to experience. Our self-guided tours allowed us to […]

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Wow! Did you know it’s been 49 years since the surgeon general officially declared smoking tobacco hazardous to your health?  So, I was surprised by an article in the New York Times titled “Smoking is Cool Again.”   When did it become cool to smoke again? Is the electronic cigarette contributing to this coolness? Thanks […]

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As you know, the focus of this blog is bringing about health, fitness, fashion, and inspiration awareness for women of a certain age.  Women who are in a certain place–their children are grown, their careers are still in full bloom, their children are done with furthering their higher education, perhaps not yet grandparents and now, […]

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I mentioned in an earlier post about blood pressure being a silent killer.  High cholesterol  is another silent health risk that can be deadly. Do you have high cholesterol?  According to a Center for Disease Control report more Americans are aware of their cholesterol levels, that’s great! Right? Then why do nearly 1/6 United States […]

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Has the system failed us?  Do we need to make an appeal?  About sugar, that is! The sugar verdict is frustrating and predictable if one doesn’t make their health and wellness matter.  Last week’s blog post on sugar leads us to a further discussion about sugar or glucose in the body. Do you know your […]

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